39 o/a with 32 blade with martial etching and dated 1851 and inspected U. Makers name in oval etched cartouche at base of blade. Very good plus to fine overall with untouched metal patina and with the original grip wrap and wire.
Ames is probably the most desirable maker amongst American sword collectors. All things considered equal, these swords will almost certainly command a premium above their counterparts.There is much already written about the The Ames Sword Company (herein referred to as "Ames"). Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers. The Ames Sword Company 1835 - 1865.
By John Hamilton, will cover most of the collector's curiosities. The item "CIVIL WAR AMES M 1850 STAFF& FIELD OFFICER SWORD DATED INSPECTED 1851 ONE OF 72" is in sale since Sunday, April 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.